CAPE TOWN – Four correctional services officials were stabbed by inmates at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre on Wednesday.
Officials said the attackers used self-made sharpened objects.
Those injured have been taken to hospital.
The Correctional Services Department’s Singabakho Nxumalo said a full investigation would be launched.
“We can confirm a disturbing incident at Drakenstein Correctional Centre Medium B, where five inmates stabbed four of our officials.
“This incident happened during unlock time just after 7 in the morning, and we were left with no choice but to deploy minimum force in an attempt to stop the attack.”